I will turn 40 this year and I have suffered from migraines since age 15. At 15, the doctors told me it was hormone related. I was given triptans to take when I had one. Then they continued, and I missed work, and just dealt with it. After my two pregnancies and a hysterectomy at 26, I was still dealing. I drove two hours to a neuro specilizing in migraines. I started on Topomax, elavil, and pain meds and nausea medication. I have had multiple hospitalization where I endured DHA by IV. Finally I went to a new neuro who treated me after my last hospitalization. Now up till now I had endured every kind of treatment I think the docs could think of to the point of being basically sedated with stadol on more than one occasion. Well the new doc told me the topomax was no longer working. I recieved a nerve block in two places in the back of my head. I also was put on Depakote and Lipitor. Yeah it is a blood pressure medicine supposedly it has been shown to help with migraines too. Well after a month, I was so tired could barely make it through work. I had trouble with walking down stairs and experienced periods of vertigo. I went to doc and my Blood pressure was extremely low so I was taken off the Lipitor. Another month went by and I still had migraines and was gaining weight. I went back to the doc and told him the Depakote was not working and I had gained thirty pounds. I stopped the Depakote. Now I am taking my maxalt when I get one and doing the dark room and cold face mask. I have gotten tired of trying meds and waiting to see if they work or not. My job does not understand and I am still continually missing work. I am waiting on a cure and I open to anyone's own experience in this grueling disease.